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2006 F150 FX4 4WD electronic shift doesn't work

Went to use my 4WD the other day and turned the switch to 4H and no light on the dash. Switched to 4L and same thing. 4WD is not engaging. Checked fuses and wiring at transfer case solenoid..all ok. Last time 4WD was used was before dealership replaced vacuum hose which runs behind engine and attaches to intake manifold due to safety recall. Was wondering if there is a connection back there for the 4WD wiring harness which they may have diconnected. Thanks in advance for any help. Really sucks driving in the snow in 2H.........

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Yes you do have a wiire that runs back that way. Mine pops off when 4xing all the time. But that is because I a rough on it and broke the snap. It is on the drivers side near the top of the transfer case

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From N to 4H

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